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During my 20+ years after graduating, I have worked in various practice settings. I spent 10 years on faculty at SCO, worked with an ophthalmology practice for 3 years, and also did some part-time fill-in work in a commercial setting. My greatest professional accomplishment is becoming co-owner of a private practice in my hometown. I had my first eye exam here in 1982, worked as an employee during my summers off, came back as a doctor, and am now an owner. I truly feel that I have come full circle with my optometric career.
SCO goes above and beyond to make prospective students feel welcome. This was evident from the moment I walked in the door. The didactic and clinical curriculums, as well as SCO’s high passage rate on the national boards were big factors in my decision to attend.
Without a doubt, my greatest memories are of the time spent with my classmates in and out of the classroom. I started my first year not knowing a single person in my class. Four years later, I had made some of the best friends I’ve ever had.